Areopoli

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Not to be confused with ancient Aeropolis, now Rabba in Jordan
Areopolis
Αρεόπολη
Limeni
Limeni
Areopolis is located in Greece
Areopolis
Areopolis
Coordinates: 36°39.95′N 22°22.90′E / 36.66583°N 22.38167°E / 36.66583; 22.38167Coordinates: 36°39.95′N 22°22.90′E / 36.66583°N 22.38167°E / 36.66583; 22.38167
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Laconia
Municipality East Mani
Municipal unit Oitylo
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 230 62
Area code(s) 27330
Vehicle registration ΑΚ
Website www.dimosoitilou.gr/gr/dd/areopoli/ar.htm

Areopoli (Greek: Αρεόπολη, before 1912 also: Τσίμοβα - Tsimova[2]), known as "Χειμαύα" (from Greek "Χειμαδιών") in the regional Maniot tongue,[3] is a town on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Greece. The word Areopoli means "city of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war. It was the seat of Oitylo municipality. Areopoli was called Tsimova by the invading Slavs during the 7th century AD. The Greek War of Independence was started at Areopoli on the 17th of March 1821 by Petros Pierrakos, also known as Petros Mavromichalis, the last bey of Mani. Now Areopoli has grown into a flourishing town.

Areopoli is situated near the west coast of the Mani Peninsula, 1.5 km from its port Limeni. It is 20 km southwest of Gytheio. There is lively open air market in the main square each Saturday, with a lot of local producers present.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 738
1991 759
2001 988
2011 1,014

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). 
  2. ^ EETAA local government changes
  3. ^ http://manivoice.gr/content/ta-%CE%B3nh%CF%83ia-onomata-t%CF%89n-x%CF%89pi%CF%89n-th%CF%83-me%CF%83a-manh%CF%83-kai-h-%CF%83%CF%89%CF%83th-%CF%80po%CF%86opa-kai-%CE%B3pa%CF%86h-toy%CF%83-%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%83-b

See also[edit]

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